Valdosta Daily Times

January 9, 2014

Rants & Raves

for Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — Old wives tales are old “WISE” tales!

I see where Mediacom has dropped WSB (Atlanta) from their Line-up. If you will notice what Mediacom does, it is a wonder they have anything left to watch. One month Mediacom will up the price a few dollars, then 2 or 3 months later they will drop a channel. If everyone would complain more, Mediacom would do what is right and stop their foolish ways. I plan on dropping them soon and subscribing to Dish or Direct since Mediacom won't listen to my complaints.

Since we are commenting on syndicated columnists carried by the VDT, let me sing the praises of Star Parker. Her wisdom and insight offer a beacon of hope for the black community not otherwise offered by so-called leaders of that demography. Her common sense approach to problems are a breath of fresh air as opposed to casting blame on others for a perceived slight.

I want to say thanks again to the brave and honest Valdosta fireman who found my son's wallet. He called us to meet and had the time to show us where it was so we could retrieve other important articles that were lost en-route to the bank. This world needs more of people like you! Thanks and God bless, North Oak Street Station.

Folks, cold snaps are a very normal part of winter. If you find yourself thinking it's too cold for global warming, just remember the daily weather is a different beast than climate. The steady rise in ocean temperatures indicate a long-standing rise in air temperature. It’s called climate change because it marks changes is temperature over years, not days.

You people with headlights below the bumper, often times called fog lights, need to turn them off unless it is actually foggy. It is like you have four headlights.

To all those who deny global warming because winters will be colder and colder should try getting their facts from scientists and not Fox News and/or Rush Limbaugh. Weather patterns due to global warming are changing which push arctic air further south. Get off the couch with your right-wing TV and radio and try researching independent facts for a change.

I enjoyed Dean Poling’s column about recycling in the old days. I am 82 and still recycle but it was a very enjoyable trip  down memory lane for me.  I always tell my family we recycled when it wasn’t crafty.  Thank you Dean for a great column.